1. (you can dismiss this notice by clicking the X in the upper right hand corner)

    As part of our new initiative on TPF you can come and take part in a series of new in-depth articles and discussions every month. Featured this month are the methods that one of our top avian photographers, Kristofer Rowe uses to get his stunning photos (as also featured on Tamron USA website as well!). So drop in and take part, I know that Kristofer will be happy to answer your questions and hear what you do out in the field with your camera!

    Capturing Distinctive Bird Images

photograph rifle barrel

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Roquer, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. Roquer

    Roquer TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    virginia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    anyone have any idea on how to photograph the inside of a rifle barrel? I'd like to be able to photograph wear on the breech end of the barrel.
    There are 2 problems that I can see: 1)There isn't any room for a light inside the breech end & a camera as well. (2) A light shown at the muzzle end would wash out any photograph from the breech end.
    Thanks in advance,
    Roquer
     
  2. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    30,073
    Likes Received:
    10,517
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Try a fiber optic probe inserted into the barrel's muzzle end. Failing that, you could use a time exposure to show the wear and or damage...the camera will "build up" the light as long as the shutter is open long enough. Is the action out of the stock? Can you get the camera lens right in line with the chamber, so you can aim straight down the bore, or will you need to shoot into a mirror?

    Could you try a small lucite rod or some bundles of fishing line, wrapped in aluminum foil from the flash head to the muzzle, and thus make your own type of fiber optic probe? The depth of field is going to be pretty shallow in a single-photograph images, so I think you actually **could** shine some light into the barrel from one end, and have a decent-looking photograph, even with flash or constant illumination coming in from the muzzle end of the barrel.

    You might just try making a snoot out of aluminum foil and just wrapping that around the muzzle, and blasting all that light right down the barrel, and setting the camera up at the breech end of the barrel and shooting flash exposures at a small f/stop like f/13 or so...let us know how it works out, okay?
     
  3. Joves

    Joves TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Messages:
    2,322
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Flagstaff/Az
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Do it the same way you check the bore, with a piece of white paper at the end. You can vary the intensity of the light by moving it around from a well lit area to a less lit area. You may have to shoot a few to get what you want but it should work.
     
  4. erichards

    erichards TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    MN
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Another option is that they do make a camera (it's like a small camera on a stick), that is used to check for wear and tear on rifle barrels. However, it's pricey.
    We use one at my non photo job and could check it out for you if you'd like.
     
  5. gryphonslair99

    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Messages:
    6,661
    Likes Received:
    1,149
    Location:
    Wichita, Kansas, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Barring getting your hands on a flexible colonoscope from your local Proctologist, :confused: I would agree with Darrell. Some sort of fiber optic light source to illuminate the barrel.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
barrel wear on inside
,

how to photograph a rifle bore

,
how to photograph rifle barrel
,

how to photograph rifles

,
how to take a picture of a gun barrel
,
pic of gun barrel
,
pictures of shot out rifle bores
,
rifle barrel pictures
,

rifle bore pictures

,
take a picture of the inside of a barrel